Monthly Archives: February 2017

Valletta geared for next month’s clash against Luxol

26/02/2017 Fixtures

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Just one month before their clash against Luxol, Valletta managed to beat Swieqi with the final score of 7-1. Valletta had Daniel Jesus Aguilera Puerto in a magnificent form as he had a poker in which his first two goals came when Swieqi were leading 1-0. Similar to last week against Luxol, Swieqi despite having an early advantage lost a bit of composure which left the opponents gaining balance and even the lead. After only five minutes of play, Boicho Marev opened the score for Swieqi. Before the end of the first half, two goals from Aguilera Puerto and one goal from Raphael Felipe Ortiz de Oliveira, put the Citizens’ mind at rest. The Lillywhites came forward with two more goals from Aguilera Puerto and Djeymes Mauricio Batista Trindade. In the middle of the second half, Andre Ciancio’s fierce shot reduced the margin for Swieqi. On the other Read the full article…

Continuation of Sliema and a dramatic equaliser for Mriehel ESS

26/02/2017 Fixtures

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Sliema continued with their positive trail, this time with a win against Marsascala Construct Furniture 11-7. Despite the fact that Marsascala had a positive start with three consecutive chances, Sliema scored twice in a matter of seconds. The first half, which offered a tight battle for both teams, ended 5-2. Sliema fought back through a number of other goals during the second half but Marsascala kept strong and responded back keeping a tight score. In the final four minutes Marsascala were only one goal behind Sliema and missed the equalizer when Franklin Abela hit the upper post. Sliema’s fatal counter attacks led to three more goals which faded Marsascala’s hopes to get any points. Sliema’s Radovan Duric had a poker, while Alexander Ribic, Nikolay Filipov, Jurgen Mifsud, Mauro Busuttil, Uros Markovic, Adam Wingfield and Darren Aitchinson scored a goal each. Marsacala’s scoresheet was made up of braces from Read the full article…

A Closer Look at….Roderick Mascena (Qormi Futsal)

22/02/2017 A Closer Look At

ROBERT BUSUTTIL Name: Roderick Mascena Born on September 10th 1982. Plays for Qormi Futsal. Works in a pharmaceutical company. Hobbies: Playing and watching football, Tennis, Snooker and Darts. Motto in life: Life is a journey…enjoy the ride. How long have you been playing futsal? I have been playing this beautiful game for the last five years. What do you think about this sport? I think that it’s a sport that has been growing so fast during these years. In fact lots of coaches and players are involved and most of all I can mention the sterling job that the Malta Futsal School is doing with the kids. How can you define Qormi’s championship so far? I think that till now our season was satisfying. Actually this is what we’ve expected as we won the matches against teams of our level but found it a bit hard against the elite teams. Read the full article…

Mammoth victory for league leaders

22/02/2017 Fixtures

ROBERT BUSUTTIL Luxol scored very much at will to dump Zurrieq Wolves 23-0, thus keeping up the monotonous one-sided affairs in the first phase of the Gatorade Futsal League. The Wolves’ aspirations did not extend beyond trying to avoid a heavy defeat against opponents who thrive primarily on fast incursions and varied offensive tactics. Once surging ahead, from then on it was steamrolling for the league leaders who had once again their Brazilian talisman Celino Alves in fine form as he contributed to many of their goals. Alves, together with Nicola Del Re and Andy Mangion notched a poker apiece while Dejan Bizjak found the net three times. On the other hand, Zvezdan Vukovic, Frane Despotovic and Carl Azzopardi hit the target twice while Matthew Attard and an own goal rubberstamped Luxol’s massive victory. The St Andrews side still have a hundred per cent record as they managed to win Read the full article…

A Closer Look at…Russell Camilleri (Zurrieq Wolves)

19/02/2017 A Closer Look At

ROBERT BUSUTTIL Name: Russell Camilleri. Plays with Zurrieq Wolves Born on April 12th 1985 Works in an IT department. Motto in life: Limits hold you back / Everything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. How long have you been playing futsal? This is my 6th year in the futsal game. However I stopped playing futsal in the last 3 years after the restructuring of the league. So this is a sort of coming back from retirement. What do you think about this game? I love futsal because it requires great teamwork and discipline. Also, it’s a fast paced game which requires techniques. Actually, all players are highly involved in the game. Talk about your season so far with Zurrieq Wolves. Zurrieq Wolves returned to futsal after 4 years. We have a mix of experienced and new players who still need to get acquainted to the game. We have to Read the full article…

Champions held by tenacious Sliema

18/02/2017 Fixtures

ROBERT BUSUTTIL Valletta’s aspirations to maintain their positive stride at the top part of the Gatorade Futsal League table were jolted when they were held 7-7 by a determined Sliema side, a result which denied the Citizens the chance to reducing the gap from leaders Luxol. It was a disappointing night for the Lilywhites who found it hard to contain their opponents who had new Serbian duo Uros Markovic and Radovan Duric a continuous menace to Valletta’s rearguard. These two new last-minute signings by the Wanderers will certainly help the team climb positions in the table as they showed their mettle during all the match. Sliema managed to surge ahead to stun the Champions who produced a reaction to level the matters before half-time. At one point in the second half, Clayton Felice’s boys established a 7-5 advantage but Sliema refused to throw in the towel and at the death Read the full article…

A tough win for Hamrun Tre Angeli

17/02/2017 Fixtures

STEPHEN AZZOPARDI Hamrun Tre Angeli came out with a tough win of 5-3 against Msida. Msida recently strengthened their squad with the acquisition of Mohammed Lamari and Chris Cardona, both from Valletta. Despite the fact that these two are still settling down with the rest of their team mates, they still managed to be fruitful against their opponent team Hamrun. Hamrun Tre Angeli went twice on the lead through Brazilian Everton Da Silva Santos. The effort of Mohammed Lamari of hitting back twice for Msida was in vain, as Da Silva Santos put again Hamrun Tre Angeli on the lead. Relatively, the second half of the game offered a higher level of futsal with both teams on alert for each other. Half way through the second half, Daniel Mifsud scored for Hamrun Tre Angeli. Until the third goal from Armando Djepali, the game seemed to have been stuck to 4-2. Read the full article…

We will keep training hard in order to keep learning and improving – Kenneth Fiteni (Swieqi Under 21 coach)

15/02/2017 News

ROBERT BUSUTTIL The youngsters from Swieqi managed to break their duck in the Gatorade Futsal League after seeing off Zurrieq Wolves 5-3 in the battle of the basement. This success was vital for Kenneth Fiteni’s boys after suffering ten straight defeats in their previous outings. When contacted by this website, Fiteni was elated but at the same time cautious after last Monday’s win. “Although I never put pressure on the team for the final result, a win is always a win!” “Of course, this victory will help us put in more effort.” “After the game, I congratulated all the players for the result but stressed out the point that we did a lot of mistakes which could have cost us the game!” said a realistic Fiteni. Asked about the players’ feelings after their first matches without winning any point, Fiteni said that the team was still motivated despite losing the Read the full article…

Luxol keep shining

15/02/2017 Fixtures

ROBERT BUSUTTIL A great reaction helped Luxol maintain their flawless record in the Gatorade Futsal League as they came from behind to beat Swieqi FC 9-2 and open a six-point lead over second-placed Valletta at the top of the table. It was a well-awaited fixture between two teams that are having a positive campaign. Swieqi started well and managed to surge ahead but Luxol didn’t lose their composure as they soon levelled the matters. From there on, the league leaders hit the ground running as they helped themselves with quickfire goals to settle the issue. Luxol’s new recruit Dejan Bizjak had an inspiring night as he grabbed a hat-trick while Celino Alves and Carl Azzopardi hit the target twice. Emil Raducu and Frane Despotovic scored the other goals that mattered for the St Andrews side who are still unbeaten after ten matches. Andre Ciancio and Boicho Marev were on the Read the full article…

A Closer Look at….David Peter Borg (Club Secretary – Valletta Futsal)

14/02/2017 A Closer Look At

ROBERT BUSUTTIL Who is David Peter Borg? David Peter Borg is a hardworking, caring and a trustworthy person who always ready to help everyone. I’m 29 years old and I was born in Penrith – New South Wales – Australia. What is your job with Valletta Futsal? I’m the Club Secretary of Valletta FC Futsal Club since May 2016. What do you think about the season so far? The Season for us is quite good – we managed to win all 9 league matches from 9 and also a Knock-Out encounter against Tarxien. Unfortunately in November we lost the Super-Cup final against Luxol. But on the whole, we are performing quite well. What is your opinion about the current futsal league? My opinion regarding the current Futsal League is that in the near future I do hope for two divisions at least – Premier and First Division so that the Read the full article…